WEIS CITES SUPERPETZ SNAG IN NET DIP; SEES SALES RISE

SUNBURY, Pa. -- Despite a 6.5% increase in total sales, Weis Markets here said 1996 net profit declined 0.7% due to problems with its SuperPetz subsidiary.al problems caused Weis Markets' net profit to drop to $78.9 million in 1996, compared with $79.4 million in 1995.Weis Markets purchased an 80% share of SuperPetz in January 1994, which at the time operated two pet-supply stores. Since then, SuperPetz

SUNBURY, Pa. -- Despite a 6.5% increase in total sales, Weis Markets here said 1996 net profit declined 0.7% due to problems with its SuperPetz subsidiary.

al problems caused Weis Markets' net profit to drop to $78.9 million in 1996, compared with $79.4 million in 1995.

Weis Markets purchased an 80% share of SuperPetz in January 1994, which at the time operated two pet-supply stores. Since then, SuperPetz has opened 41 units, bringing the total number of stores to 43 in 11 sta

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